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Francis McCarron


Ireland is famed throughout the world for the art of storytelling and Francis McCarron is one of County Monaghan's most well-known storytellers. His wide and varied repertoire includes legends, local tales and everything in between. It also includes riddles, rhymes and songs – although he can’t sing to save his life!

Francis is a member of the Storytellers of Ireland and is currently Monaghan County Councils Storyteller in Residence.

A storyteller tells from memory rather than reading from a book. The tales have no set text, but are endlessly re-created in the telling. The listener is essential for stories to live, as they need the hearts, minds and ears of listeners. Without the listener there is no story.

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